LIVE: Rush Hour Records @ The Warehouse Project | 13.10.18

WORDS BY DAVID WILKINSON      PHOTOS BY ROB JONES

Amsterdam record label ‘Rush Hour Records’ rolled into Manchester to get people’s feet moving at The Warehouse Project‘s Store Street venue. Stellar names such as Moodymann, Gerd Janson, DJ Nobu and the main man himself Antal were all in-attendance for The Warehouse Project’s first day party of the season.

I’ve always thought that The Warehouse Project is in its prime when doing these sort of day parties. The crowds seem to be better, there’s more dancing and the DJ’s bring their A-Game. Gerd Janson’s set was a prime example of this. A very disco-orientated set which was perfect for his time in the early evening. Dropping ‘Vogue’ by Madonna was probably the highlight of the whole event. Could any other DJ have got away with it? Probably not.

Moodymann was his traditional self. I’ve heard horror stories about him before but whenever I’ve seen him he’s always been great. Sure, you sort of always know what you’re going to get with him music-wise but it doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. He gets you dancing and you can’t really ask for much more than that. After this I snaked my way to Room 3 to catch Sadar Bahar. I’ve always thought this is the best room in The Warehouse Project. It’s tight and compact and sound is perfect. I’d never seen Sadar before but I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for him at future festivals. He played a set, laden with big house tracks to get the blood pumping.

‘Rush Hour Records’ is pretty much the Holy Grail if you’re into house and disco. To see a line-up of such diversity in one of the best venues in Manchester was a joy to behold. This was The Warehouse Project night I was looking forward to the most and it didn’t disappoint.

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